Information and Match-Making Event Düsseldorf 24th February 2016

Presentations given at the Information and Match-Making Event Düseldorf 24th February 2016

Dr. Stefan Nowak, NET Nowak Energy & Technology Ltd, Switzerland, Coordinator SOLAR-ERA.NET
SOLAR-ERA.NET – Network for Funding Transnational Research Development and Innovation Projects: Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities through Cooperation of National and Regional Funding Agencies and Programmes

Dr. Thomas Grünewald, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research, North Rhine-Westphalia
Solar Energy Research in North Rhine-Westphalia (speech without presentation)

Dr. Parisa Sehati, Glafo – Glass Research Institute, Sweden
LIMES – Light Innovative Materials for Enhanced Solar Efficiency


Johannes Sattler, Solar Institut Jülich, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
EDITOR – Evaluation of the Dispatchability of a Parabolic Trough Collector System with Concrete Storage

Christoph Hilgert, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Spain
SITEF – Silicone Fluid Test Facility

Dr.-Ing. Mark Schmitz, Technology Director, TSK Flagsol, Germany
With Intelligent Optimisation Strategies and Higher Temperatures to Better Performance and Lower Cost


Dr. Lionel Fourdrinier, AC&CS – CRM Group, Belgium
Novacost – Non Vacuum Based Strategies for Cost Efficient Low Weight Chalcogenide Photovoltaics

Dr. Ivan Gordon, IMEC, Belgium
PV4FACADES – Photovoltaics for High-Performance Building-Integrated Electricity Production Using High-Efficiency Back-Contact Silicon Modules

Prof. Elias Kyriakides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
PV2GRID – A Next Generation Grid Side Converter with Advanced Control and Power Quality Capabilities

Dr. Markus Klenk, Züricher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften ZHAW, Switzerland
U-light – Ultra Lightweight PV Modules and their Applications in Innovative PV Systems Achieving Lowest Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE)

Andreas Zimmermann, Sunplugged GmbH, Austria
Monoscribe – Roll-to-Roll Monolithic Interconnection of Customizable Thin-film Solar Modules

Eric Schneiderlöchner, Solar World, Germany
Challenges and Opportunities for R&D in the PV Field from an Industry Point of View

Joerg Scheurer, Polytec PT GmbH, Germany
InnoModu – Leadfree Modules with Low Silver Content and Innovative Busless Cell Grid

Dr. Thomas Ackermann, Energynautics GmbH, Germany
Snoopi – Smart Network Control with Coordinated PV Infeed


Prof. Wim C. Sinke, Co-chairman European Photovoltaic Technology Platform, ECN Solar Energy, The Netherlands
New Governance of the Strategic Energy Technology (SET-) Plan – Integrated Roadmap for Renewables and European Technology and Innovation Platforms

Prof. Ayodhya Tiwari, Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
NovaZolar – All-non-Vacuum Processed ZnO-based Buffer and Window Layers for CIGS Solar Cell Technology

Dr. Iwan Davies, IQE plc, United Kingdom
THESEUS – Tandem High Efficiency Solar Cells Utilizing III-V Semiconductors on Silicon

Bruno D’Aguanno, CIC energiGUNE, Spain
SLAGSTOCK – Low-Cost Sustainable Thermal Energy Storage Systems Made of Recycled Steel Industry Waste